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    January 7, 2013
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you. (applause) item 17 informational presentation on the mayor time commercial activity activities of blue and gold fleet almost lp and economic benefit of fiscal impact of bay expurges motor tours and fairy operations. >> while i'm setting up commissioners i want i'd like to note that this is in keeping with the request made by commissioner adams and mayor time monthly and so we chose blue and gold to represent our first foray looking at ferry service from a commuter and
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ex-occurs perspective. >> [spelling?] and thank you marketing manager maritime for the port of san francisco. and as related to this past october the question of the commissioner was to bring forth some of the great example of mayor time commerce and mayor time activities that are in the ports customer base and so we are beginning with blue and gold fleet who has been a 33 year tenants of the port. >> the port of san francisco manages one of the most diverse distant portfolios andmary time and businesses in normal america and strategically themary time business goes about organizing
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and dealing with this customer base is buy dividing it up into eight major categorize based on the operational similar later for each and this way we can pay attention to and provide the services and solutions who have the lime and the same needs and ensure the greater success at the port. among the eight divisions the way that we see the maritime operations for the port is cargo shipping still provides the materials and the cargoing goods that are the life and blood of our civilization, commercial if i can fishings and fish processing bring fresh food and good health to our tables and cruising and fishing provides entertainment and
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enjoyment for the passengers who board the ship and an attraction destinations around the world. ship ri pair employees hard working hen approximate woman who work on the ships and currently, we are employing at least 220-300 people a day full if i am and as the work increases the ewe often see those head counts go over to a thousand people a day and recreational boat something something that we are looking forward to an increase in demand particularly as we successfully sail through our species experiences with america's -- in the next years or so. the foundation of the maritime business is the services that attract boats and ships and keeps us going in business. but
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commuter ferries and excursions are really kind of the core business of the port's maritime sector. if you take a look at it. we average, we carry on average 3.2 million ferry passengers annually these are commuter passengers moving between home and work expense and is we transport over 3 million excursion passengers annual low people looking at sites alcatraz and golden gate bridge. and then we see international cruise ships that alleged violentors to and from the port and crews members aboard those ships speak to our ferry services,
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you're, our ferry services operate chiefly out of the downtown ferry terminal behind the ferry building. they also operate out of peer 39, and 41 in the north. the gate b number downtown ferry terminal is for the north bound lanes such as value lay hough and gate e is for ala immediate a eoakland and island services blue and gold fleet does the operation and is the maintenance of all of these vessels and they will be describing that activity to you in a moment here . >> in addition, to that, we also have the ferry landing at china basin and on average that is home game ain ten dance is dwayned to and from the ballpark by ferries. and with that, we would like again to bring
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forth, carolyn or began, she is the president of blue and gold fleet and they will she'll be able to give us a better insight and explanation on how important the ferry and excursion services are to the port and bay of san francisco. >> commissioners and director moyer, good afternoon. thank you for giving me the at some point to give you a little i am insight to blue and gold fleet. i would like to start out with a brief history of blue and gold fleet. blue and gold has been a port tenants when the found ore deer recognized the opportunity that existed to operate
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excursions and cruises. the first set sail from peer 39 and blue and gold expanded into the community computer service in 1931 the service started after the lulla competer earthquake in 1939 and was the beginning of the resurgence in 87. and the service started in 86 when marine world moved to value lay hough when the services conceived it was thought that the traffic would be from -- the unanticipated service was a healthy commuter market with passengers commuting to their jobs in san francisco. blue and gold acquired most of the crawllies red and white fleet which included the alcatraz service and ang gel island and
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sauce leet toe [spelling?] and in addition, to the peer 41 the marine terminal at pier 41 was part of the acas i say and in 2,007 the blue and gold receive the iso31 in service and the safety management service was certified by the america bureau of service and this is was a huge complicate for the company. one that everyone contributed to. and it brings us to 2012 under the contract blue and gold operates and maintains 11 vessels owned by l e t ta and blue and gold operates clues and is maintains nine vessels four of these vessels are capable of speeds of 40 naughts, they are hain contained in value lay oh,
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by blue and gold employee and is so successful are in the ala media oakland and harbor bay and the newest san francisco ferry service and the remaining eight are operate in the excursion business bay reuses, charters and our rocket boat we operate to tib bureau ron, angel island and our commuter ferry service to tib bureau ron and the 15 services are all maintained by blue and gold feet employees at our pier nine facility in san francisco. i don't believe this slide needs much explanation these are the public agencies who over see our operations as you can see, we get a lot of help. every from the port to fish and game and i believe we
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have a good relationship with all of the agencies since we abide and understand that each agency has a job do and performs a service to the public. blue and gold employs 250 employees during the peak season and one 75 employees year round, we have a diverse workforce and are proud of providing a an atmosphere for quloiys to reach their potential and we have a numerous employees that have started as photographers and have become captains and we believe promoting from within and our workforce is a testament to that belief. the masters and piles you know represent our captainses engineer and is ticketing staff as well as the deck hand who work on excursion and rocket boat services and many start working at blue and gold in different capacities but
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became captains and achieves their goals and are operating the most sophisticated passenger vessels in the worm and due to their expertise, we are able to make repairs without calling in an outside vendor's deer this is a saving to blue and gold as well to vetta and we have a strong and positive relationship with both of our unions. the inland vote's you know represent the deck hands on all vessels when used in ferry operations and the value lay hoe service right to remain silent the deck hands -- the in a high standard due to the complexities and speed of the vessels these deck hands are certified as high speed qualified senior deck hands and on other services the
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-- extensive training and crew management, cpr and first-aid as with the m m p, we have worked collaboratively with the iv um, when there are issues of mutual concern to us. best management practices are important to us, we emphasize trecking the environment, the through quality equipment, maintenance and training we operate our vessels and facility in his way that best protects the environment and employee and is rereduce the hazard doubts ways through recognized best management practices, blue and gold peer frean marine terminal and pier 49 were the first facilities certified clean and green by the city and county department of the environment. pier 41 is located in the heart
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of fisherman's whaf and is determine in about for the blue and gold vessels and ferries from tub bureau ron and sauce leet toe and angel likelihood dock at pier 41 and americanners can arrive from one distinguish nation and seemlessly transfer to a ferry for another and at peer 41 vessels can dock simultaneously and ensures that vessels depend and arrive on time shively and efficiently and this is important as a lot of passengers rely on the vessels for work. and there is an under ground 10,000-gallon fuel contagious critical in an emergency as we are able to store fuel there for ten days of continuous prayings in 2012, peer 41 is expected to generate $8.2 million in sails and $65 million in rent to the port.
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blue and gold excursion and rocket boat services operate from pier 39 and there are four births at pier 39 which can be used for some of the smaller vessels $622,000 will be paid to the worth port from revenue generate from this facility: we just signed a fooive year least with the port for pier 19. these are critical for our operations. there is a welding shop, machine shop, storage for spare parts and equipment need today make repairs there are two docks where both can be excused while repairses are made or to lay up while they are not in operation and blue and gold is expected to pay the port one
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$55,000 in rent in 20 if we will 20/20 12 for our pier nine facility. while ala media and oakland services use gate e. blue and gold operates ferries from value layer row and allay media to at&t partial and this service has been incredible pap more he especially this year with the giants success. in january blue and gold was awarded the water transportation authority contract under this contract we operate ferries to value layer row and ala media and so fraction and we work with the w ta to not only bring terminals to the ferry building but passengers to pier 41. this is
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a huge opportunity for blue and gold fleet and we have the personality, expertise to fulfill all of the obligation and responsibilities of the contract. p in total. blue and gold is projected to pay one.twoi w2 million-dollar to the point. a growth of 20% infinite ferry market and eight% in the excursion market and we are prat proud of our complicates and could not have done it without the hard work and loyalty of our employee and is in the next five years we feel that ferry rider ship has tremendous potential for growth with the support of wetta the industry will see significant growth in ferry operations in expansion of roots and services the company is always on the lo
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-- will be good for blue and gold, their employees and the port. >> thank you. >> thank you. we have a custom comments captains ray ship link. and then lynn day how ford. i'm captain ray ship lang with the pilots you know and i represent the captains and deck hands engineers box office, and i would like to defer to my sister from the ellen bowman engineer because that is my upbringing but i am looking forward to the hard water and the bourbon. if you would look to step up first, and i'll -- are you sharing your time? >> no, i'm -- well she has her own time go ahead and finish. i mean it's up to you. >> well you know, i would like
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to defer as a gentlemen yeah, the only problem with that captain is it gets us in trouble with the rules of oord. >> well i do not want to get you or myself into any trouble. >> that you for your cortiliness so i'll be brief i'm hire to represent the members that work at the blue and gold and i would also like to say that normally we come over to the commission andcal welcome thank you for the welcome but we normally come here to ask you for something or complain about something and it's really nice to come here to complies our gratuity tied for recognizing our wonderful work on the water front and the longevity of the blue and gold here and from my perspective i have been in my particular position with the you know for the last 15 years and i i can tell that you this is the best company that i have on the
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bay with regard to our union partnership with the company blue and gold invests in their people have a history of promoting from within and work with our sister you know to ensure that the promotions come from their you know as well and we love the in-house training and this is a very diverse company and we enjoy the way that it comes together as far as that is concerned. and so with that, i'll say thank you but i would like to introduce laura smith who's here as a captain from blue and gold to represent the rest of the captains from blue and gold and thank you very much. >> thank you. linda? and then [name?]. >> hello commissioners, i'm a residental of san francisco since the 60's i went to school here, and i have been with as a
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deck hand since 19 suffix, i started out with red and white fleet and then now since the blue and gold fleet. i'm also a member of the inland boat man's you know and part of the whole scheme i am now apparently, i am now doing tib ron, angel island and sauce leet toe and so i see the commuters at tib ron which i'm fond of and the tourists at sauce leet toe and the tourists from angel island and we have finally recovered from the loss of the alcatraz ferry and when -- refused to hire any of our m m p i'm sorry because we have a great staff here and i would like to tell that you blue and
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gold is really a good company to work for. thank you. >> thank you. (applause) . >> winter and then ben weber.. >> good afternoon commissioners i'm here as a member of the inland boat man's you know just recently obtained seniority with blue and gold neat although i have worked with other companies all over the san francisco bay, i primarily stay with blue and gold fleet because they have offered the most training, the most opportunity for work as well as great wages. i plan on staying there and growing with them the company. i'm not i'm going to hopefully one day obtain my captain's license, they are a wonderful
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company to work for and i again plan on staying with them. thank you. thank you. (applause) . >>. >> good afternoon commissioners i appreciate you take the toying ittime to listen to us from the blue and gold fret fleet and i have been with the fleet for seven years and have worked for all of the ferry services on the bay and blue and gold is the finest from the captainses to my fellow deck hands it's a pleasure and an honor to "go to work for them everyday thank you. >> thank you. >> marina sack tan know. commissioners, thank you for the opportunity to speak, first, i just want to say thank
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you captain ship ling that was great and secondly, i want to say, i think carol morgan's presentation was excellent, i couldn't have done it better i can't think of anybody who would have because she same came from the ground floor up and was able to present a full picture of what the operation is for us, it's our life's blood before it was blue and good it was red and white fleet. they have had the same location and have really positioned themselves to perform you know, the biggest ferry company short of the washington state ferry service and i think it's an accomplishment to be able to do that and along the road, we have become great partners, we have had some tough types and have been here during those tough times and i want to acknowledge bob macintosh
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because during those tough times he was there supporting us and doing whatever is necessary to survive the transition from the loss of the alcatraz. and going forward, it has been great that they got the w ta contract there is no company that i think could do a better job. i'm really proud to be able to stand here as you know representative that weapon we have a great relationship and that our members are safe and working for this company, they get great benefit and jobs. the reason we all came out today is because there is so many times when he when we don't really have the opportunity to stand up for our company and assist them as they develop and this last year we saw the numbers of employees agree on our side almost doubled and that is really a contributory responsibility to their commitment, dedication and the good operation that they run
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and pier 41 facility, i think if you seen it lately, it's really transformed into you know, a beautiful facility and very vibrant and you know, i'm just very happy to be here and say that you know, i can't think of another company that would serve the port as well. thank you. >> thank you. (applause) . >> is there any i public comment? seeing none,. >> first of all,, i would like to say that blue and gold it's really glad that you came out today into the brother and is sisters of i m p and you know that you came out but you know this whole thing is beginning because the port of the part port of san francisco is changing it's going through a renaissance, i would like to say the port of san francisco under the leadership of monique has a
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new swagger to it and if you think 6 million people -- browse what is happening with the water front is it's still going to be the same it's really changing the perplexity and the way that strainings is going to be viewed worldwide what is going to happen down here is will set the whole bay area for the next 30 years and i couldn't be more excited and i'm really looking forward to a ferry from treasure island and if it's possible to deal with the war i can't remember i can't remembers coming lieu and i think so many things are going to happen and i think more people are going to go use ferries and water taxi and is i think this is going to be great and this is visionary what is happening, you have got to dream big and the way that san francisco is going to look is going to set the staining for the younger general reaction and is i'm really excited with the energy and what is going going
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to happen so i just wanted to share that, thank you. (applause) . >> i just want to reiterate commissioner adams comments and thank everyone for coming out and for the presentation it's nice to hear from people that are at the port and we always hear when thing are going wrong and so it's nice to hear when things are going well and it's also a wonderful opportunity to hear from people that are working with our tenants and what they are doing here at the port so thank you all for presenting today. (applause) . >> i also want to thank all of you for coming to the and sharing this experience with us i want to thank commissioner add daps for requesting this informational presentations and i look forward to the next one because we don't get to hear about the wonderful thing going on along the water front much. and really this has been a
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banner year for the port. under the leadership of director moyer and our staff, they have done a phenomenal job. i mean with america's cup, exploratory the warriors the giants you name it and they have just stepped up to the plate and they have done a phenomenal job and so since this is our last meeting of the year, i just want to thank our staff thank you. plast. >> well on behalf of all of the hard working staff of the port, thank you it's been a long time coming and we have been in support of the commissioner along the way and our partners along the city and so thank you for that acknowledgement but please take some of it back. >> thank you. thank you everyone. items from the consent cal lar item eight a to
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award construction contract 279 electrical service upgrade to an builders incorporated in an amount not to intercede $2,849,999 in a kin semi-cy of 10% for a total authorization not to exceed then $71,049 and item b requests a no cost ten years license with golden gate auto -- society to install and maintain imported soil and plants with the upland area and the earn portion of sea wall at pier 53. can i have a motion to approve the consent items. >> motion comment. seeing none, all in favor? aye resolution 1292 and 12 knee have been a moved.